Long Islander's Blog – December 2013 Archive (23)

Bristol residents question wind project off Monhegan Island

Bristol residents question offshore wind project

Posted Dec. 30, 2013, at 12:49 p.m.
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Energy from the pilot project would be…

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Added by Long Islander on December 31, 2013 at 9:03am — No Comments

CT energy commissioner sued over $1B Maine wind contract

DECEMBER 27, 2013

CT energy commissioner sued over $1B Maine wind contract

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Esty ultimately awarded contracts to a 250 megawatt wind farm in Maine and a 20 megawatt solar center in Lisbon. Esty said he picked those because, among other reasons, the combined cost of the electricity from those installations was less an eight cents per kilowatt hour, a expense lowered by the size of the wind farm.

Allco…

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Added by Long Islander on December 29, 2013 at 11:15am — 3 Comments

PPH - Monhegan residents voice concerns over proposed wind project

Monhegan residents voice concerns over proposed offshore wind project

Residents worry about noise and visual impacts, as well as effects on lobstering.

By Steve Mistler …

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Added by Long Islander on December 28, 2013 at 12:25am — 3 Comments

Business Week: Monhegan Islanders question wind-power project

Maine island dwellers question wind-power project

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Added by Long Islander on December 27, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments

The government just predicted when electric cars will JUST START to become popular: 26 years away

The government just predicted when electric cars will become popular

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) just released its 2014 Annual Energy Outlook, which predicts electric vehicles will only just start to become mainstream in 2040.…

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Added by Long Islander on December 27, 2013 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

Patriot Renewables' Partner in Beaver Ridge Wind Project Seeks Dismissal of Fraud Lawsuit

Additional background on Beaver Ridge and Patriot Renewables can be read at:

http://realwindinfoforme.com/blog/freedom%E2%80%99s-lesson/

Maine energy consultant seeks dismissal of fraud lawsuit

Richard Silkman’s attorney also argues that if the federal case proceeds, it…

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Added by Long Islander on December 27, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Maine Wind Industry: You Want Rights, Form Towns and Pass Ordinances (Wall Street Journal)

Wind Farms in Maine Stir a Power Struggle

Some Locals Balk as Developers Look to Fill Energy Demand

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Added by Long Islander on December 24, 2013 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Marian S. Tupper: Vital revisions are needed to our state's existing wind law

This letter appears in the online version of the Forecaster and hopefully the physical editions as well. The Forecaster, for anyone not familiar, is a free distribution widely read and very well done weekly newspaper available in several geographic areas. Its focus on hyper-local news helps assure strong reader engagement with the…

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Added by Long Islander on December 23, 2013 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Listen to Audio Recordings of Wednesday's (12/18/13) EUT Meeting

Ron Huber has graciously made recordings of the 12/18/13 EUT meeting and posted them in a directory at the following link:

http://penbay.org/wind/2013/

Others will be added.

I just received and have not listened to, so I'm not sure if any of these duplicate what Ron had posted the other day - I don't believe they do:

P…

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Added by Long Islander on December 21, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Here Comes the Sunlight - It Seems Like Years Since It's Been Here

The following ad appeared  on page 4 of the 12/17/13 Bangor Daily News, juxtaposed with a continuation of the lead cover story on propane. The type on the ad itself is very readable, unlike what can be seen here.

A clearer copy, showing the editorial content on the page as well can be accessed here:…

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Added by Long Islander on December 20, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Gardiner Parker Writes A Letter

In the following "oldie but a baddie" letter to the Press-Herald, a Gardiner Parker of Woolwich beats up on 80 year old Marjorie Mitchell whose camp on the Lincoln Lakes has been destroyed by First Wind's project built by Reed & Reed. This is a home that Ms. Mitchell and her husband built with their own two hands many years before. Tourism is our leading industry, but Gardiner Parker sees no reason not to engage in a bit of hate mongering aimed at this…

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Added by Long Islander on December 20, 2013 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

BDN: Wind energy foes say Maine lawmakers don’t give them a fair hearing

Wind energy foes say Maine lawmakers don’t give them a fair hearing

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Added by Long Islander on December 18, 2013 at 6:36pm — 1 Comment

RIGHT NOW - Live Audio at Energy & Utilities Committee

http://www.maine.gov/legis/audio/Utilities_cmte.html

RIGHT NOW - Live Audio at Energy & Utilities Committee
Please turn on your speakers and…
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Added by Long Islander on December 18, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Wind power isn't green power (Sun Journal)

S. McGuire: Wind power isn't green power

 
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Added by Long Islander on December 16, 2013 at 1:20am — 3 Comments

MST: Maine’s growing wind power industry has also come to rely on a production tax credit

Sounds like First Wind is trying to downplay the potentially looking cessation of the mega-giveaway called the PTC. It also sounds as though they are positioning this as an occasional speed bump and that the "free money" always gets reinstated.

IT IS HIGH TIME WE STOP THE PTC ONCE AND FOR ALL AS WELL AS ALL OTHER GIFTS TO THESE INSIDER CORPORATIONS.

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Maine’s growing wind power industry has also come to rely on a production tax credit that…

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Added by Long Islander on December 15, 2013 at 12:34am — 1 Comment

BDN - Wind farm opponents blast Maine Audubon report, saying environmental group too ‘chummy’ with developers

Wind farm opponents blast Maine Audubon report, saying environmental group too ‘chummy’ with developers…

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Added by Long Islander on December 12, 2013 at 10:33pm — 1 Comment

All six New England governors commit to joint energy infrastructure agenda

All six New England governors commit to joint energy infrastructure agenda

Posted Dec. 05, 2013, at …
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Added by Long Islander on December 6, 2013 at 8:20am — 1 Comment

BEP rejects challenges to Hancock wind farm permits (Bangor Daily News)

Environmental board rejects challenges to Hancock wind farm permits

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Added by Long Islander on December 5, 2013 at 10:12pm — No Comments

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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